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4 personnel changes the NY Jets should consider making

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4. The NY Jets should let Michael Carter II play some safety

This is one of the more experimental suggestions on this list, and it's one that comes with a degree of risk.

Michael Carter II has been a revelation as a rookie proving to be one of the better slot cornerbacks in the NFL despite being drafted in the fifth round this year. Few could have expected this level of production from the former Duke standout.

But the Jets are desperate for safety help at the moment.

The losses of Lamarcus Joyner and most recently Marcus Maye have left the Jets without anything closely resembling a starting-caliber player in their defensive backfield.

Ashtyn Davis is the most notable safety on the roster, but the former third-round pick has had his fair share of struggles. Aside from Davis, the Jets have veterans Sharrod Neasman and Jarrod Wilson as well as the newly-signed Elijah Riley.

That's hardly an inspiring group. So while it might be risky to move Carter away from the position he's excelled at, it comes out of necessity.

Carter played both slot corner and safety in college and has plenty of experience in a typical free safety role. That's the role he could fill with the Jets, at least on a part-time basis.

The Jets have enough depth at cornerback to get by, especially with Javelin Guidry also playing at a high level this season.

The Jets just need to get their best five defensive backs on the field, and if that results in Carter playing some safety, then so be it.

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